Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Hazmatt, Sep 18, 2019.
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How can one "make" an error? An error is something that is done by mistake not intentionally. I would not want to spend my money on an "error" that was made on purpose even if it was done by the mint.
Here is a question for ya. If the mint sets out to intentionally make an error on a coin and succeeds in doing so how could said coin be classified as an error? Wouldn't it be a copy of an error? Much like a print is to a painting?
So how would you know that the "error" on which you did spend your money wasn't made intentionally?
Note: I am not saying that mint workers do this sort of thing; merely saying that there would be no way to tell that an error was created by accident rather than by purpose.
If the mint were to do this intentionally and not disclose that the "one of a kinds" were fabricated and not real errors then I think that would be fraud. This is why I think this can't be true. The only way to make any money doing this is to not disclose that they were intentionally minted that way.
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I agree. But unless I am mistaken, the OP is trying to say the mints themselves are doing this. If he had said mint employees were doing this and then selling them themselves this would still be fraud but at least it would be more believable.
I don't believe this could happen in todays times. Probably has happened over the history of the US mints.
have to know that collectors love low mintages. Judging by many threads I've seen on this forum over the years, this technique works incredibly well.
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They don't tell people that they intentionally make them or they couldn't sell them for premium $
Well if someone is a worker at the mint and they do it at the mint wouldn't you say the mint did it or do you think ( the mint) is a person with a brain and can do things like a human? Not trying to be sarcastic or anything just clarifying
Well maybe that's what the person I was talking to ment I'm not a mint worker they are
The mint is a business run by people just like any other business. Of course I do not think they have their own brains and run them selves.
By saying you heard the "mint" was making these errors and then selling them at auction, you made it sound like they, The mint, were the ones behind this scheme. While what you should've said was you heard that some mint employees were making and selling one of a kind errors.
Okay I'm sorry I miss worded my question I guess I should have stayed in school instead of going to work but at the time sister and I had no one else so I found work instead of school, again sorry about that to all
I don't know that they can intentionally create errors but I have little doubt that some series have been created with that purpose in mind.
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